I am working on a design for this lovely home in zone 7a/8b. I’m excited about it. It has lots of potential. The owner really wants an upright Japanese maple installed in the flower bed on the right side. I’m thinking a bit off center from the window on that side. First I want to focus on the evergreen foundation plants. I’m considering Emerald Collonade holly for the corners of the house. Also considering Golden Dream Boxwoods next to the house, but they are pricey! But beautiful. I’ll wait until fall to add fall color in the foreground of the beds. Thoughts?